UPDATED: ABC’s first late-night segment of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 which aired from 11:30 pm to 12:33 am earned a 5.2 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, drawing 21 million viewers. When the clock struck midnight, the ratings got a boost to a 6.1 in the demo.
As previously reported, the first part of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve topped the evening as the number one program in late-night as audiences rang in 2020, dominating NBC and Fox’s New Year’s Eve festivities.
The second late-night segment of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, which aired from 1:09–2:07 am earned a 1.7 rating in the demo and netted an average audience of 5.7 million total viewers.
PREVIOUS: It was clear the place to be on New Year’s Eve was at ABC, as it conquered Tuesday night’s ratings by ringing in 2020 with Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. The traditional two-part New Year’s Eve celebration won all six half-hours of primetime.
Part 1 of the special earned a 1.9 in the adults 18-49 demographic as 7.29 million viewers donned their novelty 2020 glasses to watch the special. This led into the second part, which skyrocketed to a 3.2 rating as 10.73 million viewers counted down the final minutes of 2019 with performances by BTS and Post Malone among others.
Despite being down from last year, ABC New Year’s Eve primetime lineup earned a 2.4 rating and 8.4 million viewers. New Year’s Rockin’ Eve was easily Tuesday’s No. 1 program in primetime and marked ABC strongest Tuesday in total viewers and ratings in the demo in nearly two years.
New Year’s Rockin’ Eve left other New Year’s Eve network festivities in the dust. NBC’s New Year’s Eve primetime slate which included A Toast to 2019! (1.0, 4.38M), a lead-in to its New Year’s Eve Special 2020 (1.4, 5.31M). Both took a hit from 2018.
Meanwhile, Fox’s 2020 celebration delivered numbers on the lower end with New Year’s Eve With Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square (0.8, 2.80M), down a tenth from last year.